Despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of users Android live quietly for themselves without updates, many of them are even more happy with the release of new versions than with their own birthday. Why this happens, I personally find it difficult to say, but those for whom the update is guaranteed not to shine, still collect leaks and study all the details of the new OS version with such thoroughness, as if their future life depends on it. Perhaps this is partly the case, because the accidental launch by Google of a site dedicated to Android 11 caused an incredible storm of emotions.
Google already has a website dedicated to Android 11. The only thing left to do is run the beta test
Google has yet to release Android 11, but has already spotted it by accidentally launching a site dedicated to the update. In addition to the name itself and the very fact of the existence of this version of the OS, which is usually kept secret until the moment of the official presentation, the site also revealed key innovations. However, by now Google has already noticed its own mistake and denied access to the site dedicated to Android 11, setting a redirect to the section for Android 10.
What's new in Android 11
Google clearly didn't want to shine Android 11 but it did
- Behavioral changes: the method of processing applications launched under Android 11 will be redesigned;
- Security changes: new tools will be added to ensure the privacy of users and their data;
- System changes: support for new APIs, data exchange tools, and new mechanisms for processing biometric information will be added.
- Interface Changes: In-depth support for smartphones with foldable displays will be added and the method of handling their interface will be improved.
In fact, Google has not disclosed a single specific innovation, limiting itself only to general wording. Nevertheless, from them you can understand in which direction the operating system will develop throughout the next year. Obviously, the developers decided to make the platform, firstly, more secure by integrating additional protective mechanisms, and, secondly, more private, obviously due to new biometric identification tools.
Security Android 11
One of the innovations aimed at improving user security, obviously, will be the Scoped Storage mechanism. It will allow you to divide the built-in smartphone storage into several independent cells according to the number of installed applications. They will be isolated from each other and will not allow one program to claim information from another. This is very important, because now there is no such possibility, and malicious software can infringe on confidential information that benign applications have access to.
As for the new biometric mechanisms, it is possible that in this case we are talking about Google's plans to turn smartphones running Android 11 into storage for identity cards and other documentation. After all, for this it is not enough just to teach the system to digitize them, you also need to teach it to confirm their authenticity, not to mention how to protect them from unauthorized access. However, how exactly this will be implemented – and whether it will be at all – is not yet clear.
When will Android 11 come out
Google is expected to start beta testing Android 11 this month. Initially, only owners of the flagship Google Pixel smartphones will be able to install the test update on the side, but closer to spring it will become available to a wider range of devices. True, most likely, these will be devices from those manufacturers that are closest to Google, for example, Nokia, OnePlus, Samsung, and so on. During this time, the update will be tested in all planes, which will allow timely identification of all bugs and fix them before the release version is released.